In partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at Humboldt State University, we at Humboldt Mediation Services invite you to participate at no cost in a session on Cultural Humility on Saturday, November 2nd from 9am-1pm in the Senior Dining Room of the Arcata Community Center. Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided.
Introduced in 1988 by Drs. Melanie Tervalon and Jann Murray-Garcia, the cultural humility framework transformed cross-cultural education into a model derived from four basic principles:
1) critical self-reflection and lifelong learning;
2) recognition and mitigation of inherent power imbalances;
3) mutually beneficial non-paternalistic relationships with community members, highlighting the expertise that resides in the community, away from the university, agency, or clinic campus;
4) institutional accountability and alignment.
Initially designed to support health providers in offering more equitable services to their patients, this framework has been adapted and used in higher education and institutions across sectors.
Dr. Cheryl Johnson, Dr. Edelmira Reynoso, and Meridith Oram from ODEI will facilitate this session. Portions of the program will be instructional while others will be interactive. There will be opportunities to ask questions, reflect, and discuss in pairs and groups.
Reserve your seat here or give us a call at 445-2505. If you don’t reach us in person, leaving a message with your phone number and email address is enough to register. We look forward to seeing you there!